Jeff Conklin-Miller

Editorial Essay

Photograph of Open Book

Download PDF:  Senior and Mehta, Editorial Essay   Practical Matters hosts an emerging and constructive conversation among many partners about religious practices and practical theology. Conversations hosted in this journal include practitioners and academicians who represent a variety of religious traditions,

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Re-Imagining Eve

Download PDF: Stoltz, Reimaining Eve   ABSTRACT These two quilts were created to provide a fresh look at the story of Adam and Eve by forcing the viewer to return to the text and rethink the tradi­tional interpretations that have dominated

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Imagining Antarctica

Download PDF: Selby, Imagining Antarctica   ABSTRACT A ten-day expedition to Antarctica provides the context for exploring imagination as a creative and iterative process that transforms our percep­tions of things seen and unseen. Supplemented by photographs, the essay describes how encounters

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Monastic Imagination? A Pedagogical Reflection

Download PDF: Neville, Monastic Imagination   Medieval historian Jacques Le Goff has observed that to “study the imagination of a society is to go to the heart of its consciousness and historical evolution. It is to go to the origin and

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Victory of a Dream: Reimagining The Nutcracker in Classical Indian Dance

Download PDF: Devarajan and Kamath, Victory of a Dream   ABSTRACT This article is a presentation of ethnographic data about Swapna Vijayam, a classical Indian dance ballet choreographed by dancer Sasikala Penum­arthi in the Kuchipudi style. Staged in Atlanta, GA in December 2007, Swapna

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Making a Mandala

From Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28, 2008, monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta created a Manjushri (Buddha of Wisdom) mandala in the atrium of the Emory University Math/Science Center during the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) congress. Making a

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